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Is Kimora Lee Simmons Out At Baby Phat Because She's Too Expensive To Airbrush?

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Late last week, Kimora Lee Simmons Tweeted that she was leaving her job as Creative Director at Baby Phat and Page Six might have uncovered why. According to a Baby Phat insider, "Kimora was going over-budget. She'd pay herself a fee to be in the ads, plus she paid her children fees to appear in ads. It costs thousands of dollars to airbrush her because she's a size 10. Plus, they spent a ton of money on body doubles. They would shoot another model in the clothes, and take Kimora's head and put in on her body."

In April, Jezebel matched Kimora's body in her "Dare Me" perfume ad to that of Daria Werbowy on French Vogue's March 2005 cover. Neither Kimora nor her lawyers have commented on the current situation but she did Tweet:

Exaactly!--->RT @ShiGyrl: @OfficialKimora - Oh whatever, they r just jealous!! If it costs thousands of dollars to airbrush then u need to hire me!! Ha!!

Kimora hasn't given a specific reason for her split with Baby Phat, which is owned by Kellwood. She typed, "No I did not quit. But it is over!" and fielded questions from fans like:

Q: Why r u leaving? Can we get a reason?
A: At this time I must decline to comment

Q: Are u still going to do the fabulosity brand?!
A: Absolutely!

Q: Are yuh leaving PHAT fashions because of [your ex Russell Simmons]??
A: He and I BOTH are OUT!

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